GOP’s Madison Cawthorn gets thrown for a loop after trying to corner extremism expert

GOP's Madison Cawthorn gets thrown for a loop after trying to corner extremism expert

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) attempted to corner an expert witness during a hearing on violent extremism, but he quickly backed down after she easily parried his attack. The North Carolina Republican, appearing at the virtual hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs from a mountaintop vista, angrily denied the armed services had any issues with racism, although he admitted he hadn’t served himself despite misleadingly touting his nomination to the Naval Academy. “I did not serve but know many people who do, and the same sentiment for every single race I speak to is there is a racism in our military,” Cawthorn said. “If there is, it’s very far and few between. For people say white evangelical Americans who are conservatives and or in our military are racist is disgusting and wrong. Any Christian who is inside a military literally worships a Middle Easterner. To say these people racist is absolutely, wholeheartedly false.” Cawthorn then turned his attention to sociologist Amy Cooter, of Vanderbilt University, and claimed she questioned the establishment of militias in her opening statement. “I understand she used some special words and things to say, ‘No, I’m not against all militias,’ but, unfortunately, having a militia is a protected right in our Constitution under the Second Amendment, and I believe it is disgusting to say there is extremism and we need to root out extremists in our military, inside our veterans.” Cawthorn complained that extremism hadn’t been properly defined and defended the militias in […]

Click here to view original web page at GOP’s Madison Cawthorn gets thrown for a loop after trying to corner extremism expert

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.